F[ranklin] S[herman] Hoyt


John Muir


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Boston NEW YORK CHICAGO HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY 4 PARK STREET. BOSTON EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT-2- Dr. Muirif we felt that it would affect unfavorably its trade sale.We ordinarily do not include copyrighted material in this Series, but when it is done, we are obliged, because of the necessity of very low prices and high selling cost, to offer authors a very much reduced royalty. For books of the size of Stickeen . we can charge only 15 cents if bound in paper and 25 cents if bound in cloth, these figures being subject also to a considerable educational discount. We accordingly could pay you only 5% royalty on the list prices of all sales on the school edition. This would bring in only a small return on each book, but we hope that eventually the book would be so extensively used in the schools as to bring in a good return. We should, of course, continue to push the trade sale of the book in its present form.We shall appreciate hearing from you in regard to this suggestion as early as may be convenient.Yours very truly,Houghton Mifflin Company.[illegible]Dr. John Muir,Martinez, California.FSH/B05572



Date Original

1913 Oct 11


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 0870

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